A 45-year-old Afghan woman died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Public (MoPH) on Wednesday confirmed that a 45-year-old woman died from coronavirus in western Herat province, increasing the number of deaths to two.

This comes as the Ministry of Public announced late on Tuesday that the number of positive cases of coronavirus has increased to 78 in Afghanistan.

According to the ministry, the public health officials recorded 32 new cases across Afghanistan between Monday and Tuesday.

The Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz had earlier warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) could killed 110,000 people amid growing positive cases across the country.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul city, Feroz said the estimates also show that the disease could spread among 80 percent of the population of Afghanistan.

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